Monday, June 7, 2010

Fiji Trapped in a Bubble.

Is'nt it ironic that the coup master Frank Bainimarama has now not only denied Pacific Forum Leaders to visit Fiji but also airing his thoughts or putting to print in local news media his coup-ism 'pipe-dreams' for Fiji & its future. Anyone with commonsense can see for themselves what Bainimarama has mapped out for Fiji's near the brink of economic, social & political collapse. Fiji is is in dire strait.

To say outright that Australia, Aotearoa [NZ], & other Pacific Nations have no say in matters relating to Fiji, which includes welfare, social, economic & political, educational, health & stability of this failed Fiji Nation is nothing but sheer arrogance at its highest.

It is evident that many people are finally waking up to the bad dreams Fiji has been put through and yet, no one seems to be brave enough to tell Bainimarama to take the next Exit!! Why we ask ourselves as Fiji loving citizens holding blue passports? Those that assisted Bainimarama in the planning for 2006 should be all ashamed of themselves. "Fiji's tears turned bloody" for a while when alot of the victims bashed and those that actually died at the hands of interim Fiji government were all Fijians.

We have many questions but will only list a few;

We ask again, the soldiers, the Military Council are all Fijians and yet they are happy to act out their authority in the name of a coup leader who also claims to be a half Fijian, WHY?

Why is it that Indians who are supposedly supporting this coup are not in the line up of army soldiers conducting this human rights abuses?

Why are these Indians who are supporting this illegal regime not in the ministerial line-ups in the current regime? Why are they subtly hiding behind the scene & orchestrating all the thinking?

Most of the puppets working under this illegal regime are Fijians?

Where are the Indians in the Illegal regime's line-up?

Why are they on the sidelines egging this illegal regime on, destroying what matters most to the Indigenous Fijians, their lands, their Identity, their lifestyle, their livelihood, their village existence etc?

For those Indians that have faced the brutality of this illegal regime, we thank them for standing up and voicing their concerns. And for those Fijians that cannot see beyond their noses, the damages they are doing to Fiji via their support for the current illegal regime, shame on you.

We specifically direct this piece to the Fiji Military Council; when will you wake up and realise the damages that have been done to Fiji and its people? The guns are the base of your power and you are all Fijians flexing your muscles & guns against Fijians? Why? Are you also being paid lots of blood money to carry out your duty of obedience to the coup leader? These are questions that are now on alot of people's lips. What more can one say, just witnessing what you as a group of Fijians who make up the military are doing to your own people. Most of the other races in Fiji are sitting and watching the power play' Fijians v Fijians' it appears when in essence it really is a power play between 'Fijians v Indians'. Someone has played their cards so right that they have BLURRED THIS BIT!!

By Kulina Space
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read more;
from Coup Four And A Half's Blog on current situation in Fiji.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

FLP tells Bainimarama: Stop deluding yourself with the lackey Provinces
Following his recent visits to the Provincial Councils, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has been left with the distinct impression that the people want his administration to continue in office, deferring general elections well beyond 2014.

Nay, the feedback is even more positive. People are very happy with what his government is doing and have told him to defer elections in 2014.
Well, certainly, more than three years of the Bainimarama administration has left Fiji with an unprecedented record of national performance.
Let’s see:
• a 20% devaluation of the dollar has sent food prices sky rocketing with inflation running close to a record 10%; prices of almost all other goods and services have escalated
• poverty levels are at a record high of 45% of the population, expected to rise to 60% or so by year 2014

• State treasury is almost depleted and it is scrounging around for loans to carry out urgent infrastructure development with the State’s debt levels and contingent liabilities already running at 70% of the GDP
• The IMF questions the administration’s ability to repay its loans at a time when it is seeking to borrow $1b from the Fund
• liquidity in the banking system is so high ( a sure sign of low investor confidence!) that the RBF has been forced to mop up by raising to 10% the level of Statutory Reserve Deposit for banks – the second increase within a month
• FNPF has certainly boosted people’s confidence in the future sustainability of their pension funds by writing down some $328 million of their hard earned moneys; the fact that many are now worried sick as to whether, between the scandalous write-downs and huge lendings to a cash-strapped government, they will have a liveable pension in their old age is another story!
• Other key State institutions are in serious financial difficulties
- FSC is insolvent and is running on borrowed money and government guarantees; it has borrowed more than $100m so far this year and can hardly meet its loan repayment to the Exim Bank of India; half the cane sent to the sugar mills are going to waste due to chronic mill malfunctioning
- FEA is also virtually insolvent, unable to meet its loan repayments; as a result people are now paying as much as 93% more for electricity
- Air Pacific is facing stiff competition on its international routes, registering losses at about $36m for the past financial year
- Post Fiji is another financial liability and is up for sale;
• Public Emergency Regulations - in force for the past 15 months has been the [m]ost oppressive and draconian the people of Fiji have ever experienced – the State is sailing blissfully through in the knowledge that it can’t be criticised, opposed or condemned as a result of the censorship imposed on the Media; it cannot be legally challenged because of a compromised judiciary; draconian criminal and media laws ensure the subjects of the Commodore dare not step out of line.
Yes, all is truly well and happy within the State of Fiji.
The Commodore can now give legitimacy to the people’s call to further defer elections by confidently putting it to a national referendum.-Source Fiji Labour Party website
Posted by Pacific in the Media at
11:46 AM

12 comments:
Anonymous said...
The Labour party should be cheering for this, after all they supported Vore before and after the coup. Now take your medicine and live with it Choudarry
June 5, 2010 12:08 PM

Anonymous said...
The FLP is part of the problem - not part of the solution. The FLP and many indo Fijians stupidly supported this coup and the murderous junta. Now is time to pay the piper for a very very stupid decision. Too late to try and change your tune now Chaudry - you and what you stand for are two faced and cannot be trusted in Fiji - ever again.
June 5, 2010 1:38 PM

5 comments:

  1. When you have read law at Oxford back in the days when you are the only black man in a white world your mind is conditioned to do wonderful things, but it can also be used to create chaos. The answer to your question has advised all Prime Ministers of the Fiji Islands since Independence and you are right it is an Indian, always has been.

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  2. @Real Fiji Xanga, vinaka na soli vakasama momona.
    Indeed, Ratu Vanayaliyali was a noble man & one that we all aspire to for being such a visionary for the ordinary Fijians. Without his legal expertise, Fijian lands would have been fed to the wolves. On that note he was on point as he had been instrumental in codifying Fijian Land Laws in the 1940s.

    As for the influence of the white world on the mind & the creation of chaos, is a valued observation. However, token rests on the individual exposed to such privilege as they each determine, define and/or manipulate such position with or without craftiness.

    quote, "....(on the perceived need for cautious political development): "We are the High Chiefs of these islands. We are the leaders of the people. On us is the duty of pointing out to them the right course. Bear this in mind. We have to lead on two points- hold back those who advocate radical changes (for which we are not sufficiently educated) and enliven the laggards before their ignorance destroys us." unquote.
    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Lala_Sukuna

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  3. About The Pacific Plan
    The Pacific Plan was endorsed by the leaders of all Pacific Island Countries (PICs) in October of 2005 and has since become a key document in relation to Pacific regional
    development.
    • The Plan sets out a framework for promoting regional cooperation and integration amongst PICs;
    • Specifically, the Plan focuses on four issues critical to the Pacific region’s development; economic growth; sustainable development; good governance; and security;
    • While the Plan promotes cooperation between PICs, it does not prevent PICs from developing their own national goals and priorities;
    • The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat maintains oversight and evaluation of the Plans implementation and reports on this every six months. Human rights also play an important role within the Pacific Plan and the Pacific Island Forum Leaders’ Vision
    commits the Plan to the ‘defence and promotion of human rights’. Explicit within the text of the plan is a commitment to: Where appropriate, ratification and implementation of international and regional human rights conventions,
    covenants and agreements and support for reporting and other requirements.
    As well as a commitment to further analysis of the:Establishment of a regional ombudsman and humanrights mechanisms to support implementation of Forum
    Principles of Good Leadership and Accountability. Julia de Blaauw is an advisor at Ascari Partners,
    a public sector consulting firm based in Auckland.She has a conjoint law and arts degree with
    a focus on international humanitarian law, and an interest in international development issues

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  4. The scars of successive coups, associated violence, disillusionment and exhaustion have led to the strange landscape
    in today’s Fiji–fractured civil society; jaded citizenry; and a military regime that speaks a twisted form of human rights while doing a peculiar legal dance with Fiji’s progressive 1997 Constitution. While women human rights defenders continue to call for elections as promised in 2009 and speak out about human rights, women leaders recognise that as a country we
    need more; we need to get out of our reactive crisis mode and look for shared spaces where we can deepen the conversations about what we want Fiji to look like after the next 20 years. One such space is the NGO Coalition of Human
    Rights, which, while struggling, remains the only forum that bridges current civil society divisions and brings differing perspectives to the same table. We need to move past anger and territorialism to seek out these spaces, away from
    state or military-led initiatives, to help articulate a viable and more hopeful future for Fiji. After 20 years, women human rights defenders are wellequipped to lead the way.
    Tara Chetty is Communications Officer and
    Virisila Buadromo is Executive Director of the
    Fiji Women’s Rights Movement. To find out more,
    go to www.fwrm.org.fj

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  5. by Sireli
    Senimili
    The problems is he claims he has the support of the people but then to prove his point he should go straight to the poll. But he wont because he knows he is lying his way through.

    'Bullies are often cowards who use aggression as a method of attack that pre-empts others attacking them. Where they fear particular people, they may displace their revenge onto unwitting victims.'

    Voreqes Aggressive behavior

    Description
    Aggressive behavior means standing up for your rights, but in a way that violates the rights of other people. It means saying what you believe in a way that assumes that it the only truth, and that any contradictory statement is wrong.

    Aggressive people often uses anger, aggressive body language other threatening behavior to bully, subjugate and dominate other people. They will use punishing language to infer guilt and create shame. The will use overt techniques of conversion to create unquestioning compliance.

    Example
    You're so stupid. Just do as I say and don't ask questions.

    Discussion
    The core assumption of aggressive behavior is that the aggressor is superior to others in some way, and hence that other people have lesser rights and less valid truths than you.

    The result of aggressive behavior is that the aggressor gets much of what they want whilst losing the respect of other people. Whilst aggressive people appear to have friends, these are often passive people who either fear leaving or seek protection.

    If you can cow another person then they are less likely to assertively or aggressively stand up for their rights. The goal of much aggressive behavior is to create passive behavior in others.

    Aggressive people often have deep fears that they project onto other people. Bullies are often cowards who use aggression as a method of attack that pre-empts others attacking them. Where they fear particular people, they may displace their revenge onto unwitting victims.

    http://changingminds.org/techniques/assertiveness/aggressive_behavi...

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